Official Journal of the European Union

C 104/42

Judgment of the General Court of 16 February 2017 — Holistic Innovation Institute v REA

(Case T-706/14) (1)

((Research and technological development - Projects funded by the European Union in the field of research - Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013) - ZONeSEC and Inachus projects - Decision refusing participation of the applicant - Action for annulment and liability))

(2017/C 104/58)

Language of the case: Spanish


Applicant: Holistic Innovation Institute, SLU (Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain) (represented initially by R. Muñiz García and subsequently by J. Marín López, lawyers)

Defendant: Research Executive Agency (represented by: S. Payan-Lagrou and V. Canetti, acting as Agents, and by J. Rivas, lawyer)


First, application based on Article 264 TFEU and seeking annulment of the decision of the REA of 24 July 2014 [ARES (2014) 2461172], terminating negotiations and rejecting the participation of the applicant in the European projects Inachus and ZONeSEC and, second, application based on Article 268 TFEU and seeking compensation for the damage allegedly suffered by the applicant as a result of its exclusion from participation in the said projects and from the communication of certain information concerning the applicant following that decision.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the action;


Orders Holistic Innovation Institute, SLU to pay the costs in the present proceedings;


Each party shall bear its own costs relating to the interim measures.

(1)  OJ C 421, 24.11.2014.